CV-SALTS – Managing Salt and Nitrate in the California Central Valley
A Management Zone is a formally defined area with specific boundaries where a formal contractual arrangement among permittees will be required to provide safe drinking water and to manage nitrate.
The Central Valley Water Board has initiated the Nitrate Control Program in the six highest priority groundwater basins.
Five local organizations have formed to implement the nitrate requirements and provide safe drinking water where needed in these basins.
Last Updated: November 18, 2023
Coming Soon: Developing (Priority 2) Groundwater Basins
Developing (Priority 2) groundwater basins /subbasins are Yolo, Merced, Kern County (west side south), Tulare Lake, Kern County (Poso), Delta Mendota, Eastern San Joaquin, and Madera.
Notices to Comply will be sent to permittees in these areas in late 2023. Permittees in developing (Priority 2) subbasins should be preparing for future compliance with the Nitrate Program. More details here.